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Wednesday, October 11
 

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to Almere: The Heart of a New Town (SIGN UP CLOSED)

Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Almere will explore how this New Town is attempting to strengthen the heart of the city, and bring itself to the next level.

Almere is the Netherlands’ youngest city. It’s a new, planned town that has only existed for forty-one years. It is one of the top ten largest cities in the Netherlands with a population of over 200,000 inhabitants. The city center (Almere Centrum), with its novel and striking architecture, never fails to wow unsuspecting first-time visitors.

Each year, approximately 10 million people from Almere, and an increasing number of regional visitors, visit the city center due to its comprehensive facilities, the modern atmosphere, the easy access, and special events. The goal is for Almere Centum to become the beating heart for residents and visitors from the city and the region. But there are many challenges in Almere, as well as many assets.

How can we create better squares that strengthen both the built and natural environment? How can we make the most of this fast-growing city?

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Moderators
avatar for Jeroen Laven

Jeroen Laven

Partner, STIPO
I am partner at Stipo and The City at Eye Level. During the conference I present our new book The City at Eye Level in the Netherlands. I co-organise the European placemaking network session, the city trips on Wednesday (where I will be your guide to Almere) and am host in the Hamerstraat... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Marijke Kuijpers

Marijke Kuijpers

Labor Market Advisor, City of Almere


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to Delft: Healing an Urban Scar (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Delft focuses on the capacity of placemaking to heal the scar left by an old rail line through the city center, among other projects.

Moving the train station and rails underground added a huge new space to Delft's city center—a space that could reconnect the center to adjacent areas. How can we use placemaking so that a piece of the city will be given back to residents and “heal” the urban fabric of the city?

Delft is both a city of innovation as well as a historical one. It’s well known for the Technical University Delft, which facilitates innovation spaces like RoboValley where more than 170 robotics researchers from a multitude of fields collaborate. Yet at the same time, the city cherishes its historical accomplishments, from the paintings of Johannes Vermeer to the area's distinctive blue and white pottery, called "Delftware."

For years, the inner city of Delft was divided into two because of the railway. Recently, though, the new train station has opened complete with underground tunnels. The space left aboveground has the potential torelink several parts of the city and provide renewed energy. Delft wants to make sure that this will become a place for the city—today, tomorrow, and in the long run. It is also using placemaking as a strategy for regeneration throughout the city, from the inner city to post-war housing areas. 

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Presenters
avatar for Gido Ten Dolle

Gido Ten Dolle

Director Urban Development, Gemeente Delft


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to Dordrecht: A Social Motor to Engage Communities (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Dordrecht, led by city psychologist Sander van der Ham, explores successful examples of engaging communities through placemaking. 

Holland's oldest city, Dordrecht, is located on an island surrounded by wide rivers. Nearly 1,000 monuments and a historic inner city harbour define the atmosphere of this age-old port. Within city planning you can still feel and see the history, rooted in the long Calvanist traditions of collaboration between government and citizen and an emphasis on economic growth.

Although Dordrecht has some great examples of placemaking, recent developments have focused more on aesthetics than community. It is becoming clear that has not led to the desired results. How can residents feel engagement towards these places again? 

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Sander van der Ham

Sander van der Ham

Environmental Psychologist & Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Mariska Kien

Mariska Kien

Policy Advisor, Gemeente Dordrecht


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to Haarlem: Inclusive Regeneration (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Haarlem explores how a playful reuse of a shopping mall can transform it into a center for entrepreneurship and community.

The city of Haarlem is commonly known as the home of the first printed book and the world's oldest newspaper still in print. Now, more than 500 years later, Haarlem is an important town in the metropolitan area of Amsterdam. It is currently experiencing a development boom, as a result of its easy access to the National Capital, The Hague, and the coast. Much of the current growth was kickstarted by place-led developments, like Winkelcentrum Schalkwijk shopping center, and the reuse of the city's old jail, "The Koepel," as a university.

In both cases mentioned, private industry, developers and entrepreneurs joined forces with communities in the placemaking process. They co-financed the lighter, quicker, cheaper actions, such as the now immensely popular DAK (roof) and OnderDAK (under the roof) in the shopping mall. Tour participants will meet all players in the placemaking tale of the New Haarlem Community, from liveable to loveable. While this is an exemplar of place-led development, however, the area is still seeking input about planned residential developments near the mall.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Bödecker

Stefan Bödecker

Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
avatar for Peter Groenendaal

Peter Groenendaal

Founder, Director & Placemaker, Placemaking Plus
I was born in 1949, and educated in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. I grew up in Amsterdam East, where I soon discovered the Borough's bustling street life, the Dapper Market and the Oosterpark. In 1967 I moved to Amsterdam New West and in 1970 further west to Brooklyn , New York, and... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Okrah Donkor

Okrah Donkor

Founder, Triple ThreaT Basketball Club
avatar for Philip Schemmekes

Philip Schemmekes

Project Manager, Triple ThreaT Basketball Club
avatar for Jeroen van Spijk

Jeroen van Spijk

Alderman, Gemeente Haarlem


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to Rotterdam: Streets as Places (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

This daylong trip to Rotterdam explores how the city is reimagining its streets.

For too long, the mantra of traffic engineers was “faster and wider.” Today, many cities have rebalanced streets to work better for pedestrians, bikes and transit, but they could still be so much more. How can we remake our streets into a series of multi-use destinations with many ways to move from place to place?

In recent years Rotterdam, the Dutch capital of modern architecture, often makes news for its landmark buildings like the Market Hall and Central Station, as well as its playful interventions in public spaces, like the Luchtsingel, a 1280 ft pedestrian bridge funded by inscribing planks of the bridge, or a plan for urban surfing in the Steigersgracht.

But what's next for Rotterdam? Popular streets like Nieuwe Binnenweg and West-Kruiskade still need new solutions for bikes and pedestrians. Inner-city areas like Wijnhavendistrict could benefit from efforts to strengthen the community. The laneways behind Rotterdam's shopping streets are rich with placemaking potential.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Mattijs van 't Hoff

Mattijs van 't Hoff

Advisor, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Emiel Arends

Emiel Arends

Professor of Water Management, University of Rotterdam
avatar for José Besselink

José Besselink

Planologist, Municipality of Rotterdam
avatar for Mattijs van Ruijven

Mattijs van Ruijven

Head Urban Planner, Gemeente Rotterdam


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to the Hague's Innovation District (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to The Hague's innovation district will explore how placemaking can cultivate new cross-sector relationships.

How can a city, with an increasingly diversified economy, use place to cultivate new relationships across sectors as different as justice and information technology? The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, has ambitions to create an innovation district within its core. Innovation districts are where anchor institutions, companies cluster and connect with start ups and others to and magnify innovation output that can be commercialized for the market.

Given the Hague’s specialisation in governance, peace and justice along with emerging clusters in cybersecurity and IT, participants in this session will tour a part of the emerging innovation district, talk with people from various economic disciplines, and discuss how public places can facilitate connections between very different kinds of thinkers. Julie Wagner will introduce research on innovation districts and the centrality of place- and people-led strategies.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Hans Karssenberg

Hans Karssenberg

Partner, Placemaker, Public Developer, STIPO
STIPO is an interdisciplinary team for urban development. We are practitioners and we share our knowledge open source. We work locally and globally, in co-creation with a variation of communities. We are represented in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Athens.The City at Eye Level, placemaking... Read More →
avatar for Wouter Jan Verheul

Wouter Jan Verheul

Research Fellow & Lecturer, TU Delft
avatar for Julie Wagner

Julie Wagner

Nonresident Senior Fellow & Co-Director, Bass Initiative on Innovation & Placemaking, Brookings Institution
Julie Wagner is a nonresident senior fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative and co-director of the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking at the Brookings Institution, for which she co-authored the paper “The Rise of Innovation Districts: A New... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Erik Pasveer

Erik Pasveer

Head of Urban Planning, Municipality of the Hague
avatar for Peter Pol

Peter Pol

Program Manager, Strateeg Central Innovation District The Hague Company NameGemeente Den Haag


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to Tilburg: A Citywide Placemaking Strategy (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

This daylong trip to Tilburg will explore how to scale up placemaking projects into a citywide approach.

Tilburg is a large city in southern Netherlands, beginning with its growth as the wool capital of the Netherlands during the Industrial Revolution. Because of the many factories it still has a rough edge to it, as well as plenty of adaptive reuse and industrial redevelopment here and there.

Many initiatives are already taking advantage of this city's unique assets. Next to the central train station in Tilburg, the reuse of a large old industrial building could provide the inner city with a major opportunity. The inner city shopping areas have taken inspiration from Jane Jacobs with a strategy to add new streets and meeting spaces. Some public spaces make inventive use of water as an anchor for community.

Now, the question for Tilburg is: Can local placemakers scale up these many small projects to affect the city as a whole? How can we help the city make a qualitative leap forward?

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Moderators
avatar for Minouche Besters

Minouche Besters

Partner, STIPO

Presenters
avatar for Stef Fleischeuer

Stef Fleischeuer

Director of Business Climate, City of Tilburg


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to Utrecht: Healthy Urban Living (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40 (FULL).

This daylong trip to Utrecht focuses on how a fast-growing city like Utrecht can maintain its human scale, healthy lifestyle, and resilience.

Utrecht is a vibrant city in the middle of the Netherlands. Its city centre is small enough to explore on foot, but at the same time large enough to enjoy world-class festivals, trendy shops, and interesting museums for days on end. The historic city centre features many buildings and structures from the Early Middle Ages. Just as the Netherlands as a whole, the city of Utrecht is coping with a variety of challenges, such as how to handle densification, an aging population, and the associated healthcare costs of that population. These intertwined trends have put a spotlight on preventative approaches to health, rather than treating illness after the fact.

These issues come to a head in a few specific places around Utrecht, the large new extension of Leidsche Rijn Utrecht, which is in search of cultural development, to the rapid development near the central train station, where big new developments struggle to produce a successful city at eye level, to less privileged areas facing serious social issues. Local placemakers hope that input on these different areas can all contribute to a healthier, more resilient city.

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 

Moderators
avatar for Martine Sluijs

Martine Sluijs

Director & Owner, PIP & Partners

Presenters
avatar for Wim Beelen

Wim Beelen

Founder and Owner, Beelen
avatar for Marianne Lensink

Marianne Lensink

Director of Care, Health Insurers Netherlands
avatar for Rita van der Meulen

Rita van der Meulen

Senior Advisor: Healthy urbanization, City of Utrecht
avatar for Trudie Timmerman

Trudie Timmerman

CEO, LED Factory


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands

08:30 CEST

City Expedition to Zwolle: 10 Principles for Successful Squares (SIGN UP CLOSED)
Sign-up links for all off-sites will be sent by email to conference registrants only in late September. Advanced registration required. Capacity: 40.

This daylong trip to Zwolle focuses on how to get great public squares and plazas. Zwolle is one of those typical beautiful historic Dutch cities from the Golden Age. Its picturesque inner city has wonderful squares that have been made car free and which we will visit first. Then we will focus on a recently built square adjacent to the city's central rail station that is in need of a lot of placemaking.

The square has the potential to serve as an anchor for the entire city center. With the expertise of Project for Public Spaces, we will organize a place game to analyse, observe and find new ideas for how to turn this space into a great place. We will use the lessons of the 10 principles for successful squares.

Zwolle is a modern city with a rich history and a steady economy. The city is in the top five in terms of economic growth in the Netherlands and has a lower unemployment rate than the national average. You will find lively streets there, with students, entrepreneurs, free-thinkers, and creative doers who have all worked together to keep public prosperity and well-being at a high level. At the same time, the city attracts multinational corporations. 

This crossover has resulted in many innovative projects coming together, however the station square doesn’t reflect the city's many assets. How can we, with placemaking, reimagine a station square so that it will become a centerpiece of a comfortable and vibrant city center? How can we learn from the historic city square? How can we open up the surrounding buildings and offer more comfort from the sun and the wind? Which new activities and programming could be started and how should we facilitate the community at large to be the expert?

Lunch and transportation will be provided. 


Presenters
avatar for Roos Beek

Roos Beek

Policy Officer, Space and Accessibility, Province of Overijssel
avatar for Jeroen Fleer

Jeroen Fleer

Project Manager, City of Zwolle
avatar for Bianca Meekers

Bianca Meekers

Program Director, City of Zwolle
avatar for Anne-Marie Mosterman

Anne-Marie Mosterman

Strategic Planning Economist, City of Zwolle
avatar for Hanneke Spiertz

Hanneke Spiertz

Advisor, Province of Overijssel
avatar for Gooitske Zijlstra

Gooitske Zijlstra

Founder, Gooitz
                    With a dose of contagious enthusiasm and a non-dull but brushing mentality, I make sure that the ideas are started up in a distinctive way, step by step, chased and observed: engage through inspiration... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CEST
PDZ: Main Entrance Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, 1019 HC Amsterdam, Netherlands